Director- Privacy/Intellectual Property
Company: Arctic Wolf
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Ready to make an impact? Arctic Wolf seeks a Director-
Privacy/Intellectual Property to join our pack. This role will be
based out of Eden Prairie, MN or will be Remote, USA.
Arctic Wolf, with its unicorn valuation, is the leader in security
operations in an exciting and fast-growing industry-cybersecurity.
How fast are we growing? Well, Arctic Wolf was highly ranked in the
Deloitte Fast Technology 500 for North America in both 2019 (#25)
and 2020 (#104)! We have doubled headcount, customers, and revenue
for five years running.
We are also cultivating a collaborative and productive work
environment that welcomes a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and
ideas to make our teams even stronger as we grow our teams
globally. In fact, we were named a 2022 and 2021 Top Workplace USA
(Energage) as the top technology firm to work in our size category,
were recognized as one of the 2021 and 2020 Best Places to Work
(bizjournals.com), and were certified in successive years as a 2022
and 2021 Great Place to Work (Great Places to Work Institute,
Canada). What's more, we were recently named one of the 50 Most
Innovative Companies in the world for 2022 (Fast Company)-and the
2nd most innovative security company.
Arctic Wolf believes in corporate responsibility, and our worldwide
offices proudly participate in volunteer programs throughout their
communities. We've also earned distinction from TravelWise for our
efforts in promoting sustainable transportation.
We are seeking applicants for our Director- Privacy/IP role who
have a desire to join our growing Legal team. Reporting to the
company's Deputy General Counsel, you will advise and partner with
our commercial Legal team members, engineering, IT, product,
compliance and security, sales, marketing, HR, and other teams
throughout the organization to manage legal risk and compliance
with global privacy laws and regulations and protect and grow our
IP portfolio. On the privacy side, you will partner with our
security and compliance and commercial legal teams to develop and
effectuate strategies and initiatives that focus on maturing and
enhancing the company's existing privacy programs. On the IP side,
you'll have a broad range of responsibilities including managing
and expanding our IP portfolio, providing IP guidance on various
product and R&D initiatives (including open source issues), as
well as IP diligence involvement in M&A matters.
What to expect?
--- You'll work with the commercial legal team to support and
facilitate negotiation of data protection contracts, data
protection or IP related clauses, and the Company's Global Data
Protection Agreement updates. This work is ongoing as we continue
to expand internationally.
--- You'll work with the commercial legal team in providing
foundational privacy knowledge and acting as a resource and point
of escalation where privacy or IP matters are the focus of a given
--- From time to time, you will be asked to conduct due diligence
on existing or new vendors (through review of privacy-related terms
and conditions) and partner with our compliance team to address
concerns or gaps.
--- Related to the above, you'll partner with the sourcing and
security and compliance teams to develop and incorporate privacy
controls, including due diligence assessments.
--- From time to time you will be the point person who responds to
customer and employee questions about their individual data rights
and Arctic Wolf's processing activities.
--- On an ongoing basis, you will draft and/or regularly update
existing and new Arctic Wolf privacy policies, such as customer and
employee-facing privacy notices, HR privacy notice, IT Monitoring
Notice, and other internal group policies.
--- Support the Data team with the review and implementation of the
Contentful Record Retention policy.
--- You'll be asked to provide advice and guidance on tactical and
strategic data privacy matters to various business stakeholders
including sales, marketing, HR and members of the commercial legal
--- Provide data protection training to the business across all
--- You will need to actively monitor and distill new data laws and
regulations and their impact from both a commercial and corporate
perspective, including risks and opportunities for the business
from such new laws and regulations.
--- You'll be required to provide timely and pragmatic legal advice
to internal stakeholders, including proactively identifying
recurring issues and developing recommendations pertaining to use
of cookies and tracking technologies, compliance with
marketing-related regulations, and performing research and
providing concise guidance on privacy matters as we expand into new
regions, specifically as it relates to customer and employee
privacy and cross-border data transfers.
--- You'll participate in the protection and defense strategy of
Arctic Wolf's intangible assets (domain names, trademarks,
copyright) and partner with respective teams.
--- Manage and enhance the Company's Patent Program, working
closely with R&D and Product teams.
--- Work with in-house and external M&A counsel on review of IP
as part of the diligence process. You will work with the same teams
plus the company's Integration team and commercial legal team on
integrating and productizing newly acquired IP.
--- Work with R&D and Product teams on review and assessment of
newly proposed features, software, use of open source software, as
well as proposed technology integrations. You will continue to work
with the same in auditing existing software.
--- You will work with the company's Alliances and Sourcing teams
regarding technological partnerships with various third parties,
assessing impact on the existing code base and more.
What you need to be successful?
--- 5+ years relevant experience advising a multinational SaaS
company on data privacy and IP regulation and laws.
--- JD from a reputable ABA law school; member of at least one
state bar in good standing.
--- Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a
tech or startup environment. Law firm applicants acceptable so long
as there is a proven record working with a technology or startup
--- Deep experience with global privacy regulations, which include
GDPR, the ePrivacy Directive, CAN-SPAM, COPPA, and CCPA/CPRA and
desire to learn upcoming regulations
--- Foundational knowledge of key security programs such as ISO and
--- CIPP certification appreciated; if not certified, then willing
to become certified within the first 6 months of hire.
--- Experience in trademark registration process and management
--- Experience in advising on open-source software.
--- Experience working independently, quickly and accurately to
assess legal, practical, and business risks, and provide clear
--- Business judgment and practical client counseling experience,
particularly with launching new privacy initiatives or as it
relates to protecting IP .
--- A level of comfort in delivering and implementing new privacy
--- Experience advising clients on risk mitigation
--- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cohesively
in a collaborative and distributed environment.
--- Excellent judgment, analytical rigor, clear communication, and
--- Solution-oriented approach in working with the business.
--- An ability to multitask, which includes handling a variety of
legal issues simultaneously
At Arctic Wolf, we recognize that success comes from delighting our
customers. We believe in being lean - in constantly building,
measuring, and learning in all aspects of our business. We truly
value people.Arctic Wolf providescompelling compensation packages,
benefits, and equity for employees.
Arctic Wolf is focused on building a workforce that is diverse and
inclusive. If you're excited about this role, but do not meet all
of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. We
review all applications.
Arctic Wolf is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers
applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion,
sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any
other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law.
Arctic Wolf is committedto fostering a welcoming, accessible,
respectful and inclusive environment ensuring equal access and
participation for people with disabilities. As such, we strive to
make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as
accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for
applicants with disabilities.Please let us know if yourequire any
accommodations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
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